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Old 02-29-2012, 06:01 AM   #1
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Default New Releases at e23 for GM's Day. How awesome is your GM?

Greetings, all!

As we noted today, GM's day is coming up soon. In honor of this international holiday, we want to hear all about what makes your GM awesome.

(Yes, we know it's a bit offtopic for this venue, but it's our forums and we'll do what we want... bwah-hah-hah!)

So: Sound off with thanks, encouragements, and anecdotes about how cool your GMs are.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:24 AM   #2
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Greetings, all!

As we noted today, GM's day is coming up soon. In honor of this international holiday, we want to hear all about what makes your GM awesome.

(Yes, we know it's a bit offtopic for this venue, but it's our forums and we'll do what we want... bwah-hah-hah!)

So: Sound off with thanks, encouragements, and anecdotes about how cool your GMs are.
Can't you at least put this in the Roleplaying forum where it belongs. It's easy enough to mention here (and in the GURPS forum) with appropriate links to the appropriate forum. Why set a bad precedent?
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:43 AM   #3
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Can't you at least put this in the Roleplaying forum where it belongs. It's easy enough to mention here (and in the GURPS forum) with appropriate links to the appropriate forum. Why set a bad precedent?
Why? Because we're trying something new! We will be releasing new games for people to download at e23 on GM's Day, which is Sunday, March 4th, and will link to them in this thread. We were hoping to have a conversation with e23 customers and fans that wasn't just about "Buy our stuff at e23."

So, to answer Steven's question about GM's...

For me, what makes a GM awesome is one who can cause me to have an emotional reaction during the game. That's when I know how invested I am in the story. Sometimes, that sneaks up on me! Does anyone know if that was covered in Robin's Laws of Good Game Mastering? Sadly, it's been a while since I read it.

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Old 02-29-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Alas I'm usually the GM. Not sure I'm awesome but willing and alright at it. Miss my old GM that used to run about half the games I played in. He could form hooks that latched right into his players emotions and made them excited to keep going while he manipulated those poor characters lives like a cruel cruel artist.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:13 PM   #5
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My GM comes up with really cool nightmares for our characters in Road to R'lyeh, her Call of Cthulhu campaign. They're not just scary but woven around things that carry emotional meaning for them.

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Old 02-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #6
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My GMs (there are several among the people I play with) combine enthusiasm for their settings with considerable indulgence for their players' preferences and genuine delight when they do something clever, no matter how much it diverges from whatever the GMs are prepared to deal with.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:20 PM   #7
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Don't tell my GM, but he's getting a copy of Vorkosigan Saga for GM's Day. (The hardcover, not the e23 product.)

I was getting jaded with gaming altogether, until he started a new game which got me looking forward to Sunday gaming again. That's worth a hardcover book, IMHO...
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:40 PM   #8
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My GM puts up with my griping and general runs a pretty fun game.

That said, is there any way yet to gift e23 pdfs? Other than the buy it without logging in and using the recipient's email that is?

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Old 03-01-2012, 07:22 AM   #9
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My GM tells a really great story.
I'm not really a Vampire fan (WoD rules or style), yet I've played in 2 Vampire games run by him, one short and one long, and really enjoy them both. Sucker for punishment!
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:56 PM   #10
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My GM puts up with my griping and general runs a pretty fun game.

That said, is there any way yet to gift e23 pdfs? Other than the buy it without logging in and using the recipient's email that is?
Not yet, but it is definitely part of the planning for the new cart mentioned in the Stakeholder's Report.
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